What does career mean?

Definitions for career
kəˈrɪərca·reer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word career.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. career, life history(verb)

    the general progression of your working or professional life

    "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"

  3. career(verb)

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Wiktionary

  1. career(Noun)

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

  2. career(Noun)

    An individual's work and life roles over their lifespan.

  3. career(Noun)

    speed

  4. career(Noun)

    A jouster's path during a joust.

  5. career(Noun)

    A short gallop of a horse.

  6. career(Verb)

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

  7. Origin: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Career(noun)

    a race course: the ground run over

  2. Career(noun)

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

  3. Career(noun)

    general course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier

  4. Career(noun)

    the flight of a hawk

  5. Career(verb)

    to move or run rapidly

  6. Origin: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

Freebase

  1. Career

    Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    ka-rēr′, n. a racecourse: a race: course of action: manner of life; v.i. to gallop: to move or run rapidly. [Fr. carrière, a racecourse. See Car.]

Editors Contribution

  1. career

    A specific form of employment.

    Her career was very exciting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484

How to pronounce career?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say career in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of career in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Nix:

    I remember praying, thanking God for putting me in the right place, at the right time for the right reason, this was the most emotional day I've ever had in my career. It was also the scariest and the most rewarding.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    The driving force behind every career or profession is nothing else but passion. Yes! it (passion) kindles and rekindles one's desire to pursue and realize a vision or aspiration all over again and again, until he or she decides to retire. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Joao Mario:

    Taking part in a final at this moment in my career, I don't think about the physical issue. This is a unique opportunity and I want to make the most of it if I'm picked.

  4. John Curtice:

    Every Labour MP who is standing in Scotland is effectively fighting for their political career, i doubt they will lose all of their seats but the Labour Party cannot presume that any constituency is going to present them with a safe victory.

  5. Bill Polian:

    We are pleased to welcome Johnny Manziel to Alliance of American Football, which weve always described as a league of opportunity for talented players to launch or revitalize their pro football careers, we completed extensive background work to determine whether it would be appropriate for Johnny to play this season, and after consulting with many people familiar with his situation, we concluded that it would be good for him to resume his pro football career here at The Alliance.

Images & Illustrations of career

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